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These are pencil holders I made as gifts. They are made of reclaimed pine, oak and walnut, with the flocking on the inside. Great projects for scrap materials.
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Todd A. Clippinger
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#1 posted 12-15-2008 12:00 AM
It’s pretty amazing the nice projects that can be made from shop scraps.
Nice work, great idea!
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com
Matt (Upper Cut)
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#2 posted 12-15-2008 06:01 AM
That’s pretty cool, cutting them at an angle like that. How do you do the flocking?
-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/
#3 posted 12-16-2008 03:01 AM
If you have never done any flocking, it is so easy and really makes a project look very custom. Check out the supplies at WoodCraft (link below). Don’t buy too much – a 3oz. bag, and a small can of adhesive goes a long way.
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#4 posted 01-11-2013 11:26 PM
I’m building some pencil holders myself right now and really like what you did here. Question… did you build the box and then cut that top angle, or did you mitre and glue it up that way? I’m leaning towards the first method as it seems easier. Would love to hear your thoughts… Thanks
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#5 posted 01-11-2013 11:37 PM
If you made the tube long enough, you’d be able to cut it at an angle and get 2 holders from it. Then just mount the bases. Or even 4 if you made the tube long enough.
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#6 posted 01-11-2013 11:58 PM
Joe, those were my thoughts exactly since I’m making exactly 4 of these. Never thought to do it this way so BuilderB’s project just saved me a boatload of time.
Trick is, I wonder how well my mitresaw will make the cut. It wont be any more than 4” square so it should work. If I made them only 3.25” square, I could use the tablesaw which I prefer, hmm… I’d rather use a bandsaw but a pencil holder wont convince the wifey that I NEED a bandsaw.
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#7 posted 01-12-2013 12:28 AM
I don’t have much experience with flocking, did you flock after assembly? I was wondering about getting an even layer all the way down to the bottom.
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